Pimlico jams the landfill

May 17, 2010

Pimlico racecourse chose cheap-and-dirty over environmentally-responsible when it came time to "clean up" after the Preakness ("Preakness crowd big, but cleanup goes fast," May 17). I would bet at least 50 percent of the 100 tons of refuse carted off to the incinerator was recyclable. They wanted to get their hourly workers out of there as quickly as possible rather than do the right thing for the environment. As the worker interviewed in the piece said, she wished it had been possible to separate out recyclables. It is possible, Pimlico. You just weren't willing to spend the money to do it. This is why it's necessary to legislate environmental responsibility.

Jane Page, Baltimore

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